Chinese Legal Systems and Governance
China is the most populous nation today; the rapid pace of development of its legal system in the last few decades is an extraordinary phenomenon in the world’s legal history. Chinese socialist legal system, in parallel with the Common Law and the Civil Law, is one of the major legal systems in the world. It has its own uniqueness in legal traditions, culture, institutions and governance. This course is a good start for students who are interested in Chinese studies and would do research in this area in a comparative approach to enrich the International Legal Studies academia. In addition, it accommodates current or potential legal practitioners by equipping them with sound knowledge and understanding of China’s legal systems and institutions, and how law is practiced in its political regime.